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Franco, Ryan top Rays' deep prospect pool

Talent on's top farm system bodes well for the future
December 13, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Plain and simple, all Tampa Bay's system did in 2019 was win, win, win.So much so

Stone Crabs sweep Threshers with third straight shutout

Plassmeyer goes five scoreless in win
August 25, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (August 25, 2019) - The Charlotte Stone Crabs celebrated their division championship with their third straight shutout win over the Clearwater Threshers, an 8-0 blanking at Charlotte Sports Park Sunday.Michael Plassmeyer (7-2) needed only 47 pitches to go five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking


Charlotte seals fifth postseason berth in franchise history
August 25, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (August 24, 2019) - The Charlotte Stone Crabs have clinched the second half championship in the Florida State League South, earning their fifth postseason appearance in the franchise's 11-year history. The Stone Crabs' (79-51, 43-20) 5-0 win over the Clearwater Threshers Saturday night at Charlotte Sports clinched

Plassmeyer dazzles in 3-2 win in Daytona

Stone Crabs score late to win seventh straight
August 12, 2019

DAYTONA, Fla. (August 12, 2019) - Michael Plassmeyer spun seven outstanding innings and the Stone Crabs broke a tie in the ninth inning Monday, taking the first game from the Daytona Tortugas 3-2 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.Plassmeyer did not allow an earned run over seven innings, striking out six while

Dodgers' Gray leads Pitchers of the Week

No. 5 prospect fans 11 in 11 frames in second week with Tulsa
August 5, 2019

There was a time last week when Josiah Gray thought he might be traded -- again. It's tough to blame him. The 21-year-old right-hander was taken 72nd overall by the Reds in the June 2018 Draft, and six months later, he was moved to the Dodgers as part of the

Plassmeyer puzzles Marauders in 5-0 shutout win

Stone Crabs strike out season high 15 in victory
July 30, 2019

BRADENTON, Fla. (July 30, 2019) - Michael Plassmeyer turned in a masterful performance for the Stone Crabs Tuesday, striking out nine Bradenton Marauders in 5-0 win at LECOM Park.Plassmeyer (6-2) set a career high with nine punchouts, allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings. He didn't walk a single batter.The

Plassmeyer, Smith lead Stone Crabs to doubleheader sweep

Charlotte beats Jupiter 7-1 and 5-2 to claim series
July 24, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (July 24, 2019) - Michael Plassmeyer turned in a complete game in Game 1 and Michael Smith drove in four runs in Game 2 to lead the Charlotte Stone Crabs to a doubleheader sweep of the Jupiter Hammerheads Wednesday at Charlotte Sports Park.The Stone Crabs (62-39, 27-8)

Gomez, Plassmeyer lead Charlotte to ninth straight win

Stone Crabs sweep Fire Frogs with 11-4 victory
July 13, 2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (July 11, 2019) - Moises Gomez drove in four and Michael Plassmeyer allowed just one run over six innings Thursday, leading the Charlotte Stone Crabs to their ninth straight win, an 11-4 tally over the Florida Fire Frogs at Osceola County Stadium.Plassmeyer (4-2) allowed one run on six

Stone Crabs and Cardinals suspended after three innings

Game to be completed in Port Charlotte on August 2
June 30, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. (June 30, 2019) - Sunday's game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Palm Beach Cardinals was suspended due to rain with the teams tied 1-1 after three innings at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.The game will be completed as part of a doubleheader on August 2 in Port Charlotte.

Plassmeyer deals, Franco debuts in 2-0 win over Miracle

Baseball's top prospect reaches base three times
June 25, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (June 25, 2019) - Michael Plassmeyer spun seven scoreless innings and Wander Franco reached base three times in his High-A debut as the Charlotte Stone Crabs shut out the Fort Myers Miracle 2-0 at Charlotte Sports Park Tuesday. Plassmeyer (3-2) held Fort Myers (42-32, 3-5) to just

Stone Crabs fall short to Dunedin 1-0

Plassmeyer strikes out seven in defeat
June 4, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 4, 2019) - Michael Plassmeyer struck out seven over five innings Tuesday, but the Charlotte Stone Crabs managed only two hits in a 1-0 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.Plassmeyer's (2-2) seven punchouts were the most in his six outings at the

Hernandez, Plassmeyer cut down Cardinals 2-0

Stone Crabs turn in 4-hit shutout to even series
May 25, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 24, 2019) - Ronaldo Hernandez delivered a two-run homer Friday, while Michael Plassmeyer and the pitching staff did the rest to lead the Charlotte Stone Crabs to a 2-0 shutout of the Palm Beach Cardinals at Charlotte Sports Park.Plassmeyer (2-0) and reliever Ryan Thompson combined on

Crabs mash five homers in 9-3 win over Threshers

Gomez hits two to help Charlotte claim series
May 19, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. (May 19, 2019) - Moises Gomez turned in his second multi-home run performance of his career Sunday, as the Charlotte Stone Crabs beat the Clearwater Threshers 9-3 to claim the weekend series at Spectrum Field. Charlotte (22-21) clobbered a season-high five home runs, as Rays rehabber Matt Duffy

Solo shots not enough in 6-4 loss to Tortugas

Stone Crabs debuts spoiled by Daytona
May 14, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 14, 2019) - The Stone Crabs connected on a season-high three home runs Tuesday, but the Daytona Tortugas spoiled a pair of pitching debuts in a 6-4 loss at Charlotte Sports Park.Charlotte (19-19) left-hander Michael Plassmeyer went 4.2 innings in his Charlotte Sports Park debut, but

Plassmeyer Spins Gem in 2-0 Shutout Win

Witherspoon leads offense to sixth consecutive series win
May 3, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA- Michael Plassmeyer retired the first 14 Cedar Rapids Kernels he faced and held them to three hits over 6.1 scoreless innings in the Bowling Green Hot Rods 2-0 victory on Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, IA. The victory secured a series-win and first

Johnson's Two-Homer Day Leads Hot Rods to 9-2 Win

Bowling Green wins fourth-straight series with Wednesday victory
April 24, 2019

Ft. Wayne, IN- Kaleo Johnson hit two homers, including a 420-foot, three-run shot, in the Hot Rods 9-2 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale. Bowling Green improves to 11-9 and will take on the Lansing Lugnuts on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark to

Seventh inning-rally spurs Hot Rods to 5-2 win

Three-run rally breaks tie to snap three-game skid
April 12, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-2, snapping a three-game losing streak on Friday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods improved to 4-5 in taking the opening game of the

Hot Rod Bats Silenced by Dragon Arms in 6-0 Loss

Hot Rods held to five hits in Opening Night shutout
April 6, 2019

Bowling Green, KY- Michael Plassmeyer tossed six efficient innings, but it wasn't enough, as the Hot Rods fell 6-0 to the Dayton Dragons on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,087 at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods are 1-2 and the two squads will finish their

Hops Win Second Straight Over 'Sox, 1-0

Tufts RBI the difference in 1-0 AquaSox loss
August 25, 2018

Hillsboro, OR - Ryan Tufts two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Joey Rose with the only run of the game as the Hillsboro Hops made it two straight over the AquaSox with a 1-0 win on Friday night before a crowd of 3,508 at Ron